Through out American history we have endured much freedom of thought, civil and social battles. This country has come a very long way to be able to have established the rights we now have. We have been influenced by large groups of people and small groups. We have listened to the cries of an entire race of people to endeavor for change. But human rights only make significant strides through personal sacrifice from extraordinary individuals.
The inspired men who wrote the constitution of the United States of America came together to form a country that would be founded upon ideas that the world had never before known. They had overcome many boundaries that were set by Kings, Emperors, and groups of powerful men. To make just the effort for change from these men was admirable enough, but there were many individuals who exemplified themselves high above many others.
To recount a couple of the many problems we Americans have faced in the young years of a birthing country, we look at things like freedom of religion, civil rights, and slavery. We have progressed substantially since the 1800's when slavery was still legal, and in the 1700's when religious freedom was so precious to so many. We have always felt strongly that these things were important for our society.
Many people have died because of their convictions. They felt compelled to stand up for something they felt needed to be changed; something that the majority didn't recognize was a problem. If it were not for these people we may never have seen the importance of vicissitude. To understand what significance individuals have played in history we need to look closer at what has happened.
Throughout the mid to late 1800's Abraham Lincoln was very "outspoken" and opposed to slavery expansion. He is the main reason that African Americans today are no longer slaves. His work on the emancipation proclamation which freed all slaves within the Confederate states of America would... [continues]
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